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Hector A. Ruiz


Hector A. Ruiz

Full Professor

Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico

Dr. Héctor A. Ruiz obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Centre of Biological Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal.

He is currently Full Professor and founder of Biorefinery Group ( in new tab/window)) at the Autonomous University of Coahuila in Mexico and leader of the biomass pretreatment stage in the Cluster of Bioalcoholes in the Mexican Centre for Innovation in Bioenergy in Mexico. Dr. Ruiz is Editor-in-Chief of BioEnergy Research Journal (Springer), Associate Editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts  (Springer) and editorial board member of Industrial Crops and Products Journal (Elsevier) and Biofuel Research Journal. Book Editor of Hydrothermal Processing in Biorefineries by Springer. Dr. Ruiz works to advance lignocellulose and algal (micro-macro) biomass biorefining science and technology for the production of high added-value compounds and biofuels (bioethanol), biomass fractionation using hydrothermal processing, biochemical and sugar platform approaches to biomass conversion and bioreactor design. He has authored or co-authored of 100 publications including papers and chapters, with h-index of 30 and 34 (Scopus and Google Scholar).